The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

The student news site of Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois

The Independent

Portrait of Ms. Kelli Lawrence. Photo credit: Ms. Jennifer Heim

The Glenbard South Theater Department Says Farewell to Ms. Lawrence

Lizzie Pekkarinen, School News Editor May 3, 2024

Ms. Kelli Lawrence has been a Technical Director in the Glenbard South Theater Department for three years. She is the director for Build, Paint, and Run (backstage) crews. Ms. Lawrence, just like many...

Open Mic Night performers pose with club Sponsors Michael Aye and Joshua Hepler.

Mic’d Masterpieces to Pristine Pages

Maggie Falkenberg, School News Writer April 6, 2024

A collection of literary art from all across the school, the annual Creative Writing Club’s Literary Magazine (Lit. Mag.) will soon be printed. Full of works ranging from essays to poems, and short...

Voting is a privilege and our right as citizens, and if you are 18 by the next election you are able to vote. Source: Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

We want YOU to vote: The Importance of Voting and Being a First Time Voter

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor in Chief April 6, 2024

Voting is an extremely important part of our democratic process, and for many students at South March 19th was their first time voting. If you will be 18 by or on November 5th then you are eligible to...

Haley Wong, Ella Pope, Annika Norquist, Michelle Marecki and Bella Ramirez were a few of the Glenbard South student journalists who attended the NISPA conference. Source: Emma Pekkarinen

Glenbard South Journalists Attend the Northern Illinois Press Association’s Annual Conference

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor in Chief April 6, 2024

On March 15th, the Northern Illinois Press Association (NISPA) hosted a journalism conference at the College of DuPage for students all across the northern suburbs of Illinois to hone their journalistic...

AP Seminar allows students to develop their reading, writing, public speaking, and analytical skills. Source: Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash

Spotlight On AP Seminar

Lizzie Pekkarinen, Editor April 6, 2024

A new sophomore English class for Glenbard South students is debuting next school year: AP Seminar. AP Seminar combines research, analytical and collaboration skills into one cohesive course. According...

Glenbard South students showcase their different cultures at Multicultural Night. Source: Mr. Harpalani

Asian Initiative Performs at District 87’s Third Annual Multicultural Night

Ella Pope, School News Editor April 4, 2024

     On March 5th, Glenbard East hosted District 87’s third annual Multicultural Night where clubs from all four Glenbards came together to showcase their different cultures. The performances varied...

Source: Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

Glenbard South Seniors and Some Juniors are Eligible to Vote in the Primaries on March 19th! This is Your Guide To Voting.

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor in Chief March 18, 2024

Glenbard South seniors, and some juniors, are eligible to vote in the March 19th Illinois primary election. If you turn 18 by or before November 5th 2024 you are eligible to vote in this election. The...

Source: Photo by Clarisse Meyer on Unsplash

AP Announces New African American Studies Course

Lizzie Pekkarinen, Editor March 4, 2024

In the spring of 2025, all high schools in the United States will be able to offer AP African American Studies. According to AP Central, this course teaches students history stretching from early African...

Caption: Student Zaria Taylor painting her canvas. Source: Ms. Jamea Harper.

Black Excellence United Club Illustrates Black History Month With A Painting Party

Emma Pekkarinen, Editor in Chief March 4, 2024

On February 15, in room 31, Black Excellence United hosted a painting party for students and staff to commemorate Black History Month. The club brought in a professional artist to teach students and staff...

African American Literature

Ella Pope, School News Editor March 3, 2024

In the fall of 2021, the Glenbard district ran the first semester of its new English elective: African American Literature. The course was designed by Mr. Brian Melton, an English teacher at Glenbard North,...

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